Yemeni Ammar in The Oryxes ranks


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QNB Stars League team Al Markhiya took on board Yemeni player Ammar Hamzan till the end of this season in a bid to further consolidate their ranks. He will wear jersey No.40.

The move followed the Qatar Football Association’s decision to allow Yemenis to be registered as resident players in its first and second division clubs due to the adverse circumstances prevailing in that country.

Accordingly, only one Yemeni player can be registered by a team and the rule is applicable till the end of this season.

The Oryxes had already strengthened their forward line with Brazilian striker Leonardo Henrique Santos de Souza and his compatriot and attacking midfielder Eric de Oliveira after offloading Ghanaian Kwame Karikari and Burkinabe Alain Traore.

Al Markhiya, on eight points, will face Al Sailiya test in Week 14 of the QNB Stars League on Friday.